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Housing Examples

The Anchor Society Housing project in Lawrence Weston

The Housing project in Lawrence Weston is especially designed for people aged 55 and over. These are eight houses which are fully adaptable, fully accessible and relatively inexpensive. They have adaptable living arrangements, for example if residents have difficulties with taking the stairs then it is also possible to live on the ground floor and to keep the upstairs for visitors or for a live-in carer. Because these houses are available to anyone over the age of 55, it enables people to start thinking about this as an option early and to move while they are in their 50s, before they need it, so that they are prepared.

In the 246 years since it was formed in 1769, The Anchor Society has concerned itself with the care of the elderly in the Bristol area.  Working in partnership with many organisations and charities who care for the elderly in the region, we aim to support isolated and lonely older people in Bristol and the surrounding area.

 

WHAM Warmer Homes Advice and Money

Working with Talking Money and WE Care & Repair to improve awareness of housing options by providing a comprehensive service to Bristolians living in fuel poverty and financial hardship

The Centre for Sustainable Energy is an Independent national charity that shares our knowledge and experience to help people change the way they think and act on energy

WE Care and Repair was established in Bristol in 1986, our guiding purpose is to enable older, vulnerable and disabled people to continue to live independently in their homes. We do this by providing trusted affordable practical services that respond directly to individuals’ housing needs and where necessary assist in gaining funding from local authority and charitable partners for interventions.

 

We Can Make

This Housing initiative supports communities to create the homes they want and need. The project has recently seen the Construction of the first prototype house: the TAM (Transportable Accommodation Module) an eco-friendly home.

A new affordable home design that would suit the many ‘microsites’ that exist in Knowle West (located in large gardens, spaces between houses and on the corners of streets), and which would allow building work to be carried out by local contractors and at local cost. 

Knowle West Media Centre and White Design have brought together Knowle West residents, artists, academics, designers, architects and policy makers to try out new ideas for sustainable, affordable housing.

 

WE Care & repair Private bathroom adaption service

This is a specialist bathroom design and adaptations to enable older people to remain living independently. This programme has been scaled up. Service size increased by 100%, reducing falls risk and generating surplus’ to continue providing services (e.g. casework) that were previously entirely funded by LA contracts.

WE Care and Repair was established in Bristol in 1986, our guiding purpose is to enable older, vulnerable and disabled people to continue to live independently in their homes. We do this by providing trusted affordable practical services that respond directly to individuals’ housing needs and where necessary assist in gaining funding from local authority and charitable partners for interventions.

 

Make your Home Eco

Make your Home Eco is committed to working with groups in Bristol to help ordinary people in ordinary homes work creatively to tackle energy, carbon and money issues at home.

 

North Bristol Advice Centre: Community Support at Home

Offer a free home visit service providing information and support to people over 55 in North Bristol to help them stay independent in their homes and combat social isolation.

Friendly and experienced volunteers can visit older people at home, talk through their individual needs, and provide tailor-made help and guidance.

The North Bristol Advice Centre provides free and independent advice and support in North Bristol and South Gloucestershire.Specialise in Welfare Benefits and Debt advice, including representation at tribunal, and can provide basic housing and employment advice. Offer advice appointments across the area every week and provide advice online or by telephone too.

 

Red Cross

The Red Cross First Call: Support at Home Service is dedicated to helping people regain confidence and independence by providing short-term practical and emotional support in the home. This is usually after a hospital admission, a significant life event or just someone recognised as lonely/isolated.

Current project: Red Cross First Call: Support at Home

Primarily used by older people. Volunteers and support- workers provide help all over the city to those needing it. This may be the difference between a hospital re-admission or even a first time admission. We aim to keep people out of hospital and at home and give them the support they need to live independently for as long as they can. We often refer or signpost service users when our support period is up and think of the longer term even though we are short-term.

 

St Monica Trust

St Monica Trust is nationally recognised for the high quality sheltered accommodation we provide in our Bristol and North Somerset-based retirement villages. We also a care at home service as well as a Community Development Team.

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Age-friendly Bristol

An age-friendly city is a city that encourages active ageing by optimising opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance the quality of life as people age - World Health Organisation

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Bristol Ageing Better

Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) is a partnership of individuals and organisations working together to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol.

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History

The World Health Organisation have developed a framework for tackling such wide ranging issues in a way which is designed to improve the quality of life of older people – the Age-friendly City network.

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